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Smart (quad) planning to return for Greece tilt

Marcus Smart went through Friday’s shootaround and is planning to play when Team USA faces Greece in the FIBA World Cup on Saturday. The Boston Celtics guard missed Thursday’s game against Japan with a left quadriceps strain.nike nfl cheap jerseys He missed several weeks in August with a left calf strain. “Today was a good […]

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Tatum out vs. Brazil; Walker plays despite illness

Jayson Tatum returned to Team USA practice after an ankle injury but will miss a third consecutive World Cup game Monday when the team faces Brazil (8:30 a.m. ET, ESPN+). Kemba Walker missed Monday’s shootaround with illness but was in the starting lineup for the United States’ final second-round game. Walker entered the contest as […]

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Kemba Walker is enjoying his time in the spotlight

The grandstands at the Oriental Sports Arena for Team USA’s first game were like a rainbow of NBA fandom. There were gold Steph Curry jerseys, a bunch of Giannis Antetokounmpo jerseys in various colors and plenty of Los Angeles Lakers attire. But then there were the Charlotte Hornets colors, with Kemba Walker’s No. 15 on […]

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Wizards lottery pick Hachimura leads Japan’s basketball renaissance

It should’ve been a forgettable game, just a formality in pool play. But Jayson Tatum always remembered the big athletic guy on Team Japan. It was four years ago in Dubai, and Tatum was playing for the U.S. team in the under-17 world championships. He had a nice game, leading the team with 19 points […]

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Raptors’ Marc Gasol sees opportunity for Spain, others with stars skipping FIBA World Cup

Marc Gasol’s summer has been short and sweet, as he had to shift from winning his first NBA title with the Toronto Raptors in June to preparing for national team duty with Spain for the FIBA World Cup that begins Saturday in China. “Normally, you have more time to recover and get ready for the […]

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Warriors promote Dunleavy, add Pachulia

The Golden State Warriors promoted Mike Dunleavy Jr. to assistant general manager Thursday and added former player Zaza Pachulia as a team consultant. Dunleavy, a Warrior from 2002 to 2007 and a veteran of 15 seasons in the league, has worked for the past year as a scout for the team. Dunleavy, the son of […]

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How the past is driving the Boomers’ golden generation forward

In 1996, prior to the Atlanta Olympics Games, Shane Heal lofted yet another 3-point attempt, this time from the left wing, that splashed through the nylon. Perhaps the defining image for a generation was Heal running back down the court, chest-to-chest with a hulking Charles Barkley, after the Dream Team power forward had undercut the […]

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Can Nick Nurse resuscitate Canadian hopes?

It’s a nondescript exhibition game between Team Canada and the New Zealand Tall Blacks, part of the lead-up to the FIBA World Cup, and Nick Nurse is displaying the same roiling emotions as if it were a national TV game taking place under the unforgiving microscope of an NBA season. There are few spectators in […]

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Kemba on Team USA dropouts: ‘It’s our chance’

A lot of attention has been paid to the players who won’t be at Team USA training camp in preparation for the FIBA World Cup, but the players who are in attendance are grateful for the chance to represent their country. “This is like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of us,” Boston Celtics guard […]

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Team USA’s green monster: A Boston quartet could take on the world

When Jaylen Brown got to town last weekend, he was looking forward to trying Mizumi, a high-end Japanese restaurant at the Wynn Hotel. So on Sunday night, with three of his Boston Celtics teammates also preparing for Team USA training camp, he was pleased they decided to go together. But when Brown, Kemba Walker, Jayson […]

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